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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers and Aston Villa both want to sign Nacho Fernandez

Wolves have been joined in the hunt for Nacho Fernandez by Aston Villa.

It was reported last month that Julen Lopetegui was keen to reunite with the Spanish centre-back.

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He worked with the 32-year-old during his brief stint at Real Madrid.

Nacho’s contract at the Bernabeu expires next summer and at the moment, the player is assessing his options ahead of the January transfer window.

It is possible he could leave in the next window.

But Real may see more value in keeping hold of him until the end of his contract. He is, after all, a very good squad player who is versatile, professional and a leader.

But the club might be tempted to sell and bring in a small fee, with a couple of Premier League clubs showing interest.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Aston Villa are also now keen on five-time Champions League winner Nacho.

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It is likely that over the next month or so, Wolves and Villa are going to be linked with the same players.

Unai Emery and Julen Lopetegui have both just arrived in England having had spells managing in the Spanish top-flight, and will both have great knowledge of the current crop of La Liga players.

As well as Nacho, Wolves and Villa are also said to be keen on Matheus Cunha of Atletico Madrid.

Wolves are actually in talks with Atleti though and appear to be in pole position to land the 23-year-old.

Wolves cannot let Aston Villa beat them to Nacho Fernandez

Wolves have also been linked to other centre-backs like David Garcia and Felipe.

But Nacho really is the centre-back from La Liga Wolves should be prioritising.

He has everything Wolves need – experience, versatility, leadership and a winning mentality.

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He’s been an absolutely superb servant for Real Madrid over the years, and his loyalty to that club has been admirable. He could very easily have been a starting centre-back for many top clubs across Europe.

Wolves just can’t let Villa sign Nacho, especially after losing Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Willy Boly in the last window.